Over the past decade, employers have faced a continuing stream of claims alleging that employees have been misclassified as exempt from overtime compensation rules, as well as state laws regarding meal periods and rest...more
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) announced in December of 2012 the recovery of $187,165 of wages for 69 employees as part of its multi-year ongoing enforcement initiative focused on vendors...more
Retail employers should take note that improperly classifying employees and failing to pay overtime wages can lead to significant employer liability. A federal judge on January 7, 2013, approved a $20.9 million dollar...more
Originally published in the Orange County Lawyer magazine - June issue, Vol. 54 No. 6 (pages 12-13).
All California employers must comply with a multitude of wage and hour laws that go well beyond setting minimum wages...more
Delivering presents to the well-behaved children all over the world in a single night is hard work. Sure, Santa Claus makes it look easy with his jolly disposition, magical sleigh and team of nine flying reindeer. But does...more
In our last blog post in this series on the “Anatomy of a DOL Audit,” we discussed tips for conducting an effective internal wage and hour audit. Now we consider some key issues to evaluate during that process....more
For the past decade, employers have been frustrated by what they describe as a moving target when it comes to properly classifying employees as either exempt (and thus not eligible for overtime) or non-exempt (and thus...more
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